Love Folk Festival

For the first time, the Atkinsons invited everyone to it’s Love Folk festival in 2015. The Love Folk festival is a new folk festival which is held in partnership with Fatea Magazine. It is held every february and looks to showcasing new talents by offering media workshops for new musical talent. It is also their aim to play a part in building up the younger generation and to support new artists. By so doing, they are building a folk audience and a reputation among music festivals. The workshop at the festival focuses on how young artists can get their band into the media and how to make use of social media to their own advantage.

In 2016, the lineup at the festival included Seth Lakeman as the headliner, Elbow Jane and Will Pound. It took place the weekend closest to Valentine’s 12 & 13 february. For 2017, it lasted from 10 to 11 February and was headlined by Fairport Convention. A group that have been revolutionising British folk music with their electric sound and traditional tunes since 1967.

Busk Love Folk

2018 was the fourth year and for the weekend there was dancing, singing and drinking with Jim Moray as headliner. He was supported by Kadia and Lindisfarne. New artists had the opportunity to showcase new talents at the Busk Love Folk which is a part of the festival.

Prior to the festival, artists were expected to qualify for a slot by sending an mp3 of their best song. It should be one that best represents them as an act and should be accompanied with a short blog and contact phone number. Applications were expected to be submitted before deadline and successful applicants were going to be notified. The Love Folk Festival Team and Fatea Magazine decides the winner who get a 20 minute showcase, at the Busk Love Event. It was a great opportunity for any musician to build up their music CV.